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MIT 2.71 Optics, Spring 2009


Published 2009


Instructors: George Barbastathis, Colin Sheppard, Se Baek Oh

This course provides an introduction to optical science with elementary engineering applications. Topics covered in geometrical optics include: ray-tracing, aberrations, lens design, apertures and stops, radiometry and photometry. Topics covered in wave optics include: basic electrodynamics, polarization, interference, wave-guiding, Fresnel and Fraunhofer diffraction, image formation, resolution, space-bandwidth product. Analytical and numerical tools used in optical design are emphasized. Graduate students are required to complete assignments with stronger analytical content, and an advanced design project.

View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/2-71S09

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Language English

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